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the hour. here's matt. >> all right, savannah, to the presidential race and a new poll showing mitt romney now leading president obama. we'll talk about that with senator john mccain in just a couple of minutes, but first nbc's peter alexander is on the campaign trail in newport news, virginia. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. as you noted, this race appears to be tightening now with exactly four weeks to go, and on monday mitt romney, trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief, attacked the president saying that the middle east has become a more dangerous place than when president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach his fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent, and we cannot afford to be cynical. we've got to look back at the progress we've made, and that should give us confidence, but we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may as we will have been singing in the rain, a downpour. >> people wo
. >>> this morning, republican presidential hopeful mitt romney is closing the gap in the latest poll. according to the politico/george washington university poll, if the election were held today, 49% of americans would vote for the president, and 48% would vote for romney. today mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech. the speech, called the mental of leadership, is the candidate's tenth foreign policy address since 2011. the former massachusetts governor links the attack on the american consulate in benghazi last month to al qaeda saying, "the attacks on america last month should not be seen as random acts. they are expressions of a larger struggle playing out across the middle east. these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists who use violence to impose their dark ideology on others." >>> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. he will also announce the establishment of the cesar chavez national monument. at a concert, he poked fun at himself in a recent debate performance. >> everyone here is incredible professionals, such great
. this comes as romney closes in on president obama's lead in the polls. nbc's tracie potts live on capitol hill with the latest. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: aaron, good morning. good morning, everyone. he'll be at virginia military institute, his ninth address since summer before last on foreign policy. he expects to draw differences -- show differences, draw a contrast between himself and president obama on a number of issues. key points, including hot spots is syria, libya, egypt. he's expected to talk about having a strong military without cuts to defense, and israel being a strong ally of the united states. specifically on libya, he will say that al qaeda was behind the deaths of our ambassador and three others there, that it was the deliberate work of terrorists -- that's a quote from the advance of his speech -- not the video that's been talked about so much and that it was the same group that attacked on 9/11. on syria, he will urge america to arm the rebels who may end up being in a position of authority there. and in egypt, he will suggest tying the $1 billion in aid we giv
the romney campaign get a bump in the polls at least coming out of that debate. so going in, both of these candidates -- vice president biden looking to energize things while paul ryan looking to not dampen any of the enthusiasm that they feel like they gained coming out of the first presidential debate. they talked about a range of topics from taxes to jobs to the economy. and also, some heated exchanges when it came to problems in the middle east. let's take a listen. >> we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. >> they're moving faster toward a nuclear weapon. it's because the administration has no credibility on this issue. >> there is no weapon that the iranians have at this point. are you going to go to war? is that what you want to do now? >> we want to prevent war. >> they want to prevent war, but obviously not afraid to skirmish when it comes to the politics of this campaign. early results from the pundits, from the analysts showing they feel like it was mixed, that both sides came in wanting to do certain things, and both men apparently able to do that in t
to plan parenthood. earlier this week, romney told "the des moines register" that if elected, he would not pursue abortion related legislation. the obama campaign quickly pounced saying he was hiding his stance on women's issues. >> a new poll by nbc news, marist and "the wall street journal" shows the former governor gaining ground in three swing states. romney gained two points since last week in ohio to shrink the gap. in florida, it's just a point lead for the president, 48% to 47%. but it's right here in virginia where mitt romney is seeing the biggest gains hesm now leads the president. last week he trailed by two points. >>> this morning police are stepping up patrols on a popular hiking and biking trail in montgomery county after a series of attacks. montgomery county police say two attack on the capital crescent trail may be linked. they say a teenager grabbed two other teens on september 29th in bethesda and tried to rob them. on friday, police arrested a 16-year-old from rockville in the case. they believe the attack may be linked to a robbery in the same tunnel that happene
the big winner in that first debate, mr. romney has faced a larger, more enthusiastic crowd ever since. campaigning wednesday in the critical battleground state of ohio, trailing in the polls, but narrowing the gap. >> and the key thing i want people across ohio to understand and to ask themselves as you go into the voting booth, as you vote is can we really afford the cost of barack obama? and the answer is no. >> reporter: now tonight's debate will be a town hall format with questions coming from members of the audience. it will focus on both domestic and foreign issues. savannah? >> ron mott, thank you. so what should we expect tonight? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." and chuck todd is the chief white house correspondent. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with your new poll. florida, ohio, and virginia. the battleground states, we'll put the results on the screen. and what we see is a tight, tight dead heat in florida and in virginia. in ohio, you still see the president hanging on to a lead. i guess you could say that romney
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